Firm Profile > Scola Abogados > Bogotá, Colombia

Scola Abogados
CARRERA 10 #72 - 66 OFICINA 601

Colombia > Labour and employment Tier 3

Scola Abogados has seen a growth in collective negotiations for the public sector, gaining public transport company Transmilenio as a new client; the firm secured a favourable result in its collective bargaining agreement despite public order matters. The team is also handling more than 300 legal claims for oil and gas firm Frontera Energy Colombia. Practice co-head Diego Felipe Valdivieso advised multinational company NH Hoteles on employment issues during the pandemic and on the labour aspects of a merger of 14 companies. Valdivieso additionally worked with co-head Nicolás Rico Álvarez on collective bargaining agreements for food services firms. The practice is also led by litigation specialist Pablo Hernández Hussein, who runs the firm’s new office in Cali, and Joaquín Rico Lara. Administrative law head Iván Carvajal is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda; Nicolás Rico Álvarez; Pablo Hernández Hussein; Joaquín Rico Lara


The firm is very powerful in advising on labour and social security issues. It is also a very important support in litigation. We also appreciated their close accompaniment of the client and prompt response to our requirements.

Solid technical knowledge, good knowledge of the environment in Colombia and a response capacity that is prompt and sufficient to the needs of the client.

Key clients

The Clorox Company

NH Hotel Group

Heel Colombia

Constructora Bolivar

Grupo Gloria Colombia

Grupo Bimbo



Grupo Mapfre Seguros

Frontera Energy Colombia

Grupo Sanfer


Allianz Seguros

Colombia > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

With offices in Cali and Barranquilla as well as Bogota, Scola Abogados' eight-strong corporate law and international business department provides a broad service to clients across an array of industries, particularly in the pharma, construction, services and technology sectors. Carolina Solano, who has past experience as advisor to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism; and Carolina Munar, whose experience includes time in-house at pharma and chemical companies, co-lead the group. The practice benefits from the deep experience of former president of the Supreme Court, Pedro Munar, who leads the civil law and litigations unit as well as participating in corporate matters. Key support comes from associates Laura Andrea Cadena (civil, commercial and corporate law; consumer protection; commercial and civil litigation), Angie Paola Monroy (banking and finance; civil, commercial and corporate law; unfair competition and consumer protection) and María Camila Pereira (commercial contracts with the State; advisory on exchange, commercial and corporate law).

Practice head(s):

Carolina Munar; Carolina Solano; Pedro Munar


They are up-to-date on the regulations and demonstrate suitability in the legal support provided. I’d also note their charisma, calm and calm character, but firm.

In our experience with the firm we have obtained strong leadership from its labour partner Diego Valdivieso and that is reflected in the other professionals assigned to our counsel; in the same way the contentious practice has evolved favourably and we have had the opportunity to obtain good results.

Scola Abogados has made a great effort to cover other legal areas thus giving the firm an integral practice.

The firm’s partner Diego Valdivieso, is a relevant lawyer who is actively participating in a different areas of labour law, matters that gives the firm more credibility.

The firm has an important creative component and participation in educational and training programs that have been offered to our company.’

They have great attention to detail and are constantly looking to create an interdisciplinary team that adapts to our needs. Monthly follow-up meetings give us the opportunity to review the status of each of the issues with ease.’

The personalised attention to the client and the human quality of the team members make it a pleasure to work with them.’

Key clients


Inelec International

Poma Colombia

Corporacion Club La Hacienda

Sesderma Colombia

Valrex / Ondina

Annar Diagnostica Import


Constructora Domus

Administradora Country


Nipro Medical Corporation

Laboratorios Bussi


Corporación PCR


Biologische Heilmittel Heel

Heel Colombia

Value Added Information Technologies

Gloria Colombia



Corporación Social de Cundinamarca



At SCOLA ABOGADOS we revolutionize the operation of a law firm, innovating and searching for efficiencies that allow us to improve the experience of our clients with legal services, offering fair rates and promoting well-being.

We decided to break paradigms and create a new service model. It is possible to work in a better and different way.

Leadership and knowledge are only achieved in a humble and humane working environment. We have redefined the concept of hierarchies and challenged ourselves to grow as people. We believe in transformation through knowledge. The evolution of our team, our clients and our students are a priority.

We were born to positively impact our entire environment and transcend as generators of well-being.


Labor Law and Social Security:

  • Individual Labor Law
  • Collective Labor Law
  • Social Security Law
  • Labor Company Law
  • Litigation
  • Administrative Investigations
  • UGPP (Social Security Inspection Authority)
  • International Labor Law Advice
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Claims before the Supreme Court

Criminal and Disciplinary Law:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Representation of Victims
  • Claims before the Supreme Court
  • Disciplinary Law of Civil Servants and Lawyers
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Police Law
  • Due diligence for the prevention of money laundering, related crimes and private corruption

Migratory Law:

  • Immigration advise to companies and individuals regarding the mobility of employees and contractors inbound and outbound
  • Corporate policies and legal schemes for a successful mobility of the workforce and expats around the world

Corporate Law and International Business:

  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Customs Law
  • Exchange Law
  • Foreign Trade Law
  • Regulatory Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Personal Data Protection
  • E-Commerce

Civil Law and Litigation:

  • Family Law
  • Law of succession
  • Assets and Property Law
  • Ordinary Law
  • Legal Arbitration
  • Claims before the Supreme Court
  • Executive Proceedings


Public Law:    

  • Public contracting
  • Administrative procedures
  • Sanctions
  • Responsibility of public administrators
  • Responsibility of corporations, institutions and private citizens in the exercise of public duties
  • Litigious processes before the Administrative Juristiction
  • Labour relationships with the public administration sector
  • Constitutional actions
Department Name Email Telephone
Labor and social security Diego Felipe Valdivieso
Labor and social security Pablo Hernández Hussein
Labor and social security Nicolás Rico Álvarez
Labor and social security Joaquín Rico Lara
Immigration Diego Felipe Valdivieso
Corporate, tax, international business and regulatory Carolina Solano
Corporate, tax, international business and regulatory Carolina Munar
Civil Law and Litigation Pedro Munar
Criminal and Disciplinary Law José Ignacio Lombana
Public Law Iván Carvajal Sánchez
Photo Name Position Profile
 Iván  Carvajal  photo Iván  Carvajal Partner
 Carolina Munar photo Carolina Munar Partner
 Pedro Munar photo Pedro Munar Partner
 Nicolás Nicolás Rico Álvarez  photo Nicolás Nicolás Rico Álvarez Partner
 Joaquín Rico Lara  photo Joaquín Rico Lara Partner
 Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda photo Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda Partner
 Carolina Solano photo Carolina Solano Partner
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